Stokenchurch Medical Centre

01494 256073

Test results

Please telephone for results after 3pm. Most blood, urine and x-ray results are available within one week.

Cervical smear results will be posted to you direct from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

Below is an explanation of the terminology used by your GP if you are viewing your results via Patient Access.

Normal – This means that the doctor has looked at the result and deemed it to be within the normal range for the test and so no further investigation or treatment is needed.
Normal for this patient – This means that the doctor has looked at the result and deemed it to be very close to the normal range for the test and the result is not concerning. Some patients have consistently out of range results that are “normal” for them.
Satisfactory – if symptoms present contact the GP -This means that the result may be within or outside the normal range but acceptable to the doctor in the circumstances. But please contact GP if symptoms persist.
Satisfactory, no action – This means that the result may be within or outside the normal range but acceptable to the doctor in the circumstances.
Patient to telephone the GP to discuss -This is similar to the above but the doctor would like to speak to you to explain the result(s) by telephone as detailed explanations and/or further treatment or investigation(s) may be necessary.
Make appointment with GP to discuss – This is similar to the above but the doctor wishes to explain the result(s) face to face as detailed explanations and/or further treatment or investigation(s) may be necessary.
Make appointment with nurse to discuss – This is similar to the above but the doctor wishes for the nurse to explain the result(s) face to face as detailed explanations and/or further treatment or investigation(s) may be necessary.
Correct treatment – Self explanatory
Improving – Self explanatory
Hospital Bloods – These are copies of blood results sent to us from the hospital if you are under their care. It is the responsibility of the hospital to contact the patient should any action be required
Collect prescription -Self explanatory

Repeat test please – This is because the test is inconclusive therefore a second test is necessary to compare

DNA – Failed to return FOBT kit – You were sent the bowel cancer screening kit but did not return it

Already dealt with – Self explanatory
GP discussed with patient – The doctor has already discussed this result with you
Make long diabetic appointment with diabetic nurse – The doctor wishes for the nurse to explain the result(s) face to face as detailed explanations and/or further treatment or investigation(s) may be necessary.
Make short diabetic appointment with diabetic nurse – The doctor wishes for the nurse to explain the result(s) face to face as detailed explanations and/or further treatment or investigation(s) may be necessary.
Stable – Self Explanatory
HPV/ Smear Results – You will receive a letter direct from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme confirming the result of your smear test. Once you have received the letter, should you have any concerns or queries please ask for a call back with your GP.